"It is the prime duty of the government to serve and protect its citizens. In turn, it shall be the responsibility of all citizens to defend the security of the State; thus the government may require each citizens to render personal, military or civil service."
With this law, all male and female college students are required to complete two (2) semesters of any one of the following NSTP components as a requisite for graduation.
- ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps - Provides military training to college level students in order to motivate, train, organize and mobilize them for national defense preparedness.
- CWTS - Civic Welfare Training Service - Activities that contribute to the improvement of life and general welfare of members of a community thru the enhancement of facilities, especially those devoted to improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and morals of the citizenry.
- LTS - Literacy Training Service - Designed to train students to become teachers of literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out-of-school youth, and other sectors of society in need of their service.